Living in a house that’s seen better days can decrease your mood every time you return home, not to mention it’s the first thing that your guests will notice. A simple solution is to repaint your rooms, that way you don’t need a complete overhaul and you’d be surprised at how much difference it can make.
But, how do you know when it’s time for a fresh lick of paint? Here are five signs to look out for to keep your home in good nick.
The paint is fading
Over time your paint can begin to fade, especially if the sun directly hits your walls. If you have photographs or paintings on the walls then faded areas around these can leave dark patches where the frames were resting, meaning if you decide to take them down you’ll be left with unsightly patches.
Signs of wear and tear
If you haven’t decorated in years then you’ll probably be able to spot obvious signs of wear and tear such as cracking, peeling and flaking. Paint is not supposed to peel off, but poor-quality paint eventually does; even a few cracks can make your home look tired and old. As a long-term investment, hire a professional painting and decorating company to revive your walls and gets things looking like new.
Our taste and style changes over the years, and like an outfit you wore five years ago, but now would never wear, the colour of your paint may be out of date. Perhaps you decided to hop on a trend that was in vogue but does nothing for you now. Cut all the stress out and hire a professional who can modernise your home and bring it back to this century.
Selling your home or new house
If you plan on selling your home, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for creating a good first impression. But don’t rush the job with a few layers of cheap paint, a shoddy job may end up worse than what you had before- hire a professional who can ensure the work is completed to a high quality. Alternatively, if you’ve just moved in to a new property then you’ll want to put your stamp on your new home through your choice of decor.
For a painting and decorating service that you can rely on, go to John Mutch for top quality work. Based in Aberdeen, our professional team have years of experience decorating homes of all sizes as well as commercial projects. For more information, get in touch with one of our friendly staff members today.